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The Catholic Church: A Short Historyby Hans Kung
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In this extraordinary book, the renowned Hans Kung chronicles the Roman Catholic Church’s role as a world power throughout history. He examines great schisms — between East and West, Catholicism and Protestantism — the evolving role of the papacy and the stories of the great reforming popes; and the expansion of a global Church infrastructure. The book concluded with a searching assessment of how the Catholic faith will confront the immense challenges posed in the new millennium by the scientific community, by women questioning their role in the Church, and by those seeking reform of the strictures against abortion and contraception. The Catholic Church is a landmark book by a controversial and profoundly influential thinker.
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The renowned theologian and historian presents a landmark history of the Roman Catholic Church, from its origins to the present day, that discusses the role of the papacy, the schisms that split the church, and the role of the Catholic Church in the twenty-first century as it confronts issues of women's rights, scientific development, and more. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Presents the history of the Roman Catholic Church from its origins to the present, discussing the role of the Pope, the schisms that split the Church, and its role in the twenty-first century.
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Table of Contents
The beginnings of the church — The early catholic church — The imperial catholic church — The papal church — The church is split — Reform, reformation, or counter-reformation? — The catholic church versus modernity — The catholic church--present and future.
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